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    Re: 8mm/15mm/21mm throw - first timer

    Quote Originally Posted by rover137 View Post
    That’s what I was thinking Nick - and then on to the burgundy pad of that didn’t work. Do you know of any outlets in Australia that sell the 5” discs? As mentioned above, they appear to be 3 times the price here for some reason and not result available.

    thanks
    Sure thing feel free to ask us as many additional questions as you would like. I would recommend contacting Meguiar's Australia direct for most accurate info on distributors/retailers:

    https://www.meguiars.com.au/contact-us/
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    Re: 8mm/15mm/21mm throw - first timer

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Winn View Post
    Sure thing feel free to ask us as many additional questions as you would like. I would recommend contacting Meguiar's Australia direct for most accurate info on distributors/retailers:

    https://www.meguiars.com.au/contact-us/
    Thanks Nick, appreciate the help. I’ll give them a call re megs pads availability here in Aus.

    if they are hard to get hold of I will use the LC pads I think. Is there a quick guide or resource available that shows which LC pads are equivalent/comparable to the Megs range?

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    Re: 8mm/15mm/21mm throw - first timer

    Quote Originally Posted by rover137 View Post
    Nice, I found a 12mm shine mate here which has some reviews and is meant to be similar to the Rupes, but obvs not as good!

    The 12mm DA I’m looking at has a 5 inch plate so I assume the 5 inch pads fit this one. Finding the megs pads here in Aus is difficult! I did find 2 stores selling the 5 inch flat megs pads but they are $25 for one!

    im thinking my car has really soft paint (black Hyundai) - do you think UP on a yellow pad would have too much cut and the black would be better?

    I was looking at the lakes pads which are much much cheaper here in Aus but their system is so confusing!

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    If you find the Ultimate Polish / Yellow foam too harsh, then yes, you'd want to try the black foam finishing pad.

    Lake Country has a couple series of pads for long throw polishers (12mm and up), that have a very limited range of colors.

    What's nice about the Meguiar's range, is that there are only three pads to think about.

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    Re: 8mm/15mm/21mm throw - first timer

    Quote Originally Posted by drumdan View Post
    If you find the Ultimate Polish / Yellow foam too harsh, then yes, you'd want to try the black foam finishing pad.

    Lake Country has a couple series of pads for long throw polishers (12mm and up), that have a very limited range of colors.

    What's nice about the Meguiar's range, is that there are only three pads to think about.

    I would love to use Meg's pads as i exclusively use Megs for everything else but unfortunately here in Aus they are difficult to track down. I've called Megs HQ Aus and was given a couple of retailers to go to which i did. They can order in Megs pads for me but at the price of 3-4x higher than other brands. I'd love to get these but if i'm buying 2-4 pads of each cut then i just can't justify the difference in cost vs the competition.

    I think I've settled on the 12mm DA and maybe even the pads of the same brand which seem to be getting some good reviews - https://www.waxit.com.au/collections...ate-pad-refill

    From what i can tell the 12mm DA cant swap backing plates so the 5" is it. Is this going to be ok for a beginner and reach most areas of the car?

    I have some general questions about UP which i might start a new thread for in detailing 101 forum.

    Thanks
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    Re: 8mm/15mm/21mm throw - first timer

    Quote Originally Posted by rover137 View Post
    I would love to use Meg's pads as i exclusively use Megs for everything else but unfortunately here in Aus they are difficult to track down. I've called Megs HQ Aus and was given a couple of retailers to go to which i did. They can order in Megs pads for me but at the price of 3-4x higher than other brands. I'd love to get these but if i'm buying 2-4 pads of each cut then i just can't justify the difference in cost vs the competition.

    I think I've settled on the 12mm DA and maybe even the pads of the same brand which seem to be getting some good reviews - https://www.waxit.com.au/collections...ate-pad-refill

    From what i can tell the 12mm DA cant swap backing plates so the 5" is it. Is this going to be ok for a beginner and reach most areas of the car?

    I have some general questions about UP which i might start a new thread for in detailing 101 forum.

    Thanks
    It looks like the actual face of those pads will probably measure larger than 5", but yes, as you mentioned for a beginner to reach most areas of the car, you will be more than fine. We actually used to use 7" diameter pads on a 8mm throw D/A for years. However, our old G110v2 Dual Action Polisher used to be able to switch to a small backing plate for small pads. I am bringing this up again because at some point you will likely want smaller pads for smaller areas.
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    Re: 8mm/15mm/21mm throw - first timer

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Winn View Post
    It looks like the actual face of those pads will probably measure larger than 5", but yes, as you mentioned for a beginner to reach most areas of the car, you will be more than fine. We actually used to use 7" diameter pads on a 8mm throw D/A for years. However, our old G110v2 Dual Action Polisher used to be able to switch to a small backing plate for small pads. I am bringing this up again because at some point you will likely want smaller pads for smaller areas.
    Yeah i think the face is 5.5" or 6" but the back is 5". I don't think this particular DA can switch backing plates which is a little bit annoying, but i guess you can't have everything in life. There are a couple other options for DAs but i can't find many reviews unlike this one. These are 'supposedly' not far from the Rupes and i think 12mm should be ok for a beginner.

    Thanks!

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    Re: 8mm/15mm/21mm throw - first timer

    Quote Originally Posted by rover137 View Post
    Yeah i think the face is 5.5" or 6" but the back is 5". I don't think this particular DA can switch backing plates which is a little bit annoying, but i guess you can't have everything in life. There are a couple other options for DAs but i can't find many reviews unlike this one. These are 'supposedly' not far from the Rupes and i think 12mm should be ok for a beginner.

    Thanks!
    Sounds good!
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